Calgary Police investigating suspicious death in the northeast; “man who was brought to hospital with a gunshot wound”

Calgary, Alberta – We are currently investigating the suspicious death of a man who was brought to hospital with a gunshot wound.

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m., police received reports of a man being dropped off at the Peter Lougheed Centre, suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.

Suspicious Death
(File Photo) Suspicious Death

Investigators are asking anyone who may have dash camera footage or who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of 84 Street and McKnight Blvd N.E. between 8 and 9 p.m. on Friday evening to come forward to police.

The investigation is in the early stages and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact police by calling the Calgary Police Service homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: “P3 Tips”

Case #20417033/4701

Calgary Police Service

UPDATE

Calgary, Alberta – A 21-year-old man who died as a result of a targeted shooting on a street in northeast Calgary, has been formally identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m., police received reports of a man being dropped off at the Peter Lougheed Centre, suffering from gunshot wounds. Safar Ali SAFARI was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Investigators believe SAFARI was with a group of individuals in multiple vehicles in the area of 84 Street and McKnight Boulevard N.E. A gun was discharged, fatally injuring SAFARI.

A map of the area in which the shooting is believed to have occurred
(CPS) A map of the area in which the shooting is believed to have occurred.

Investigators are continuing to ask anyone who may have dash camera footage, including semi-truck drivers, or anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of 84 Street and McKnight Boulevard N.E., between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., on Friday evening, to come forward to police.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact police by calling the Calgary Police Service homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: “P3 Tips”

Case #20417033/4701

Calgary Police Service



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